22nd Annual D.I.C.E. Award Nominees

Finalists have been announced for the 22nd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony held during the D.I.C.E. Summit on February 13 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Out of the 23 categories with considerations, God of War holds strong in twelve (12) categories. Marvel’s Spider-Man trails behind just slightly with eleven (11) noms, while Red Dead Redemption 2 and Return of the Obra Dinn carry eight (8) and six (6) nominations, respectively. The next titles to sport the most nominations are Florence, Into the Breach, and ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission with four (4) each.

The complete list of nominees is as follows:

Game of the Year
God of War – WINNER
Into the Breach
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
God of War
GRIS
Marvel’s Spider-Man – WINNER
Moss
Red Dead Redemption 2

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Detroit: Become Human
God of War – WINNER
GRIS
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2

Outstanding Achievement in Character
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Kassandra)
God of War (Atreus)
God of War (Kratos) – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man (Peter Parker/Spider-Man)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Arthur Morgan)

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Detroit: Become Human
Forgotton Anne
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Tetris Effect

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Battlefield V
Detroit: Become Human
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Moss

Outstanding Achievement in Story
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Florence
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Return of the Obra Dinn

Outstanding Technical Achievement
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Battlefield V
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2 – WINNER

Action Game of the Year
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Celeste – WINNER
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Far Cry 5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Adventure Game of the Year
Detroit: Become Human
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn

Family Game of the Year
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Kirby Star Allies
LEGO DC Super-Villains
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Unravel Two – WINNER

Fighting Game of the Year
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
Dragon Ball Fighter Z
SOULCALIBUR VI
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – WINNER

Racing Game of the Year
Forza Horizon 4 – WINNER
F1 2018
Wreckfest

Role-Playing Game of the Year
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Monster Hunter World – WINNER
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 19
Mario Tennis Aces – WINNER
MLB The Show 18

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Bad North
Frostpunk
Into the Breach – WINNER
Northgard
RimWorld

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Beat Saber
Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders
Tónandi – WINNER
Torn

Immersive Reality Game of the Year
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Beat Saber – WINNER
Moss
Sprint Vector
Transference

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game
Celeste – WINNER
Florence
Into the Breach
Minit
Return of the Obra Dinn

Portable Game of the Year
Dandara
Donut County
Dragalia Lost
Florence – WINNER
Oddmar

Online Game of the Year
Fortnite – WINNER
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Laser League
Red Dead Redemption 2
Sea of Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
God of War – WINNER
Into the Breach
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Return of the Obra Dinn
Subnautica

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Florence
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn

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